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Blast Friday returns to the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater for its 8th season! Presented by Bank of America, this free food and craft festival kicks-off featuring a live concert from local and national touring artists from 5:30 to 10 pm on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. There will be a Beer Garden at Station Square, located in the 600 block of Cleveland Street, with live local music and a sampling from New Belgium Brewing and more. A local art experience will also be featured at each Blast Friday.


VIP and SUPER VIP Tickets Available!
A limited number of SUPER VIP packages for all Blast Friday concerts, priced at $49 are available, which includes a ticket with seats in the first three rows of reserved general admission seating directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage, a meet and greet opportunity with band members and two complimentary beers or wine and access to super VIP tent, which includes snacks. In addition, a limited number of VIP packages for all Blast Friday concerts, priced at $29 are also available, which includes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage and two complimentary beers or wine. 


Upcoming Blast Friday Events
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Miracle on Cleveland Street
FREE Concert Featuring The Atlanta Rhythm Section!
Sat, Dec 2 from 5-10pm
Cleveland Street District

Downtown Clearwater’s Premiere holiday family festival located in the Cleveland Street District, in front of the historic Capitol Theatre.
A limited number of VIP packages for the Atlanta Rhythm Section concert are available for $49 & $29. More Info
VIP Info

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Blast Friday with Richard Elliot
Fri, Jan 26 at 5:30pm
Cleveland Street District

VIP Info

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Blast Friday with The Romantics
Fri, Feb 23 at 5:30pm
Cleveland Street District
VIP Info

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Blast Friday with Billy Joel Legends The Lords of 52nd Street
Fri, Mar 30 at 5:30pm
Cleveland Street District
VIP Info

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Blast Friday with 10,000 Maniacs
Fri, Apr 27 at 5:30pm
Cleveland Street District
VIP Info

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Blast Friday with The Greg Billings Band & The Black Honkeys
Fri, May 25 at 5:30pm
VIP Info


About Blast Friday
Blast Friday was established in 2009 as Downtown Clearwater's free, family-friendly street festival. Enjoy the only city in Florida who offers free national acts supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. Blast Friday has festival seating. Personal blankets and chairs are welcome. No outside food or beverages permitted. This event is rain or shine. Dates, times, and bands subject to change and cancellation. Read 5 Things You Need to Know about Blast Friday.


Vendor Information
Be a part of the fun and join in Clearwater’s premier street festival!  Become a vendor to offer specialty food items, refreshments, crafts and homemade goods. Every participating vendor receives a reserved 10’ x 10’ space at one low fee with a deeper discount for crafters and artisans. Blast Friday is held the last Friday of every month through May.

Become a Vendor


Directions
Blast Friday Clearwater is located in Downtown Clearwater on the 400 block, directly in front of the Capitol Theatre.

From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.  Cross the Bayside Bridge.  Take the Gulf to Bay Blvd exit (SR 60).  Use the left 2 lanes to turn left (west) onto Gulf to Bay Blvd (SR 60), towards Clearwater/Clearwater Beach.  Gulf to Bay Blvd turns into Court St.  Turn right onto Ft. Harrison Ave (heading south).  Turn left (heading west) onto Cleveland St.  The Capitol Theatre will be located on your left hand side, at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave.

From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach.  Continue on Gulf to Bay Blvd (SR 60), towards Clearwater/Clearwater Beach.  Gulf to Bay Blvd turns into Court Street.  Turn right onto Ft. Harrison Ave (heading south).  Turn left (heading west) onto Cleveland St.  The Capitol Theatre will be located on your left hand side, at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave.

From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Drive south on East Lake Rd (SR 611).  East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right (west) onto Gulf to Bay Blvd (SR 60).  Gulf to Bay Blvd turns into Court St.  Turn right onto Ft. Harrison Ave (heading south).  Turn left (heading west) onto Cleveland St.  The Capitol Theatre will be located on your left hand side, at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave.


Parking
Ample, public parking and metered parking is available in Downtown Clearwater.  For more information on public parking locations, please refer to the City of Clearwater’s website.  Downtown parking meters are not enforced Monday-Friday after 6pm and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.


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